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from Springfield, IL to Chicago

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Travel Information to Chicago from Springfield, IL

distanceDistance175 miles (282 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$27 - $257
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $27 (€22) • 3 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $257 (€215) • 1 h 16 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, air wisconsin or Amtrak

Travel 175 miles (282 km) by bus, flight or train to Chicago from Springfield, IL. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 16 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $27 (€22). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Greyhound, air wisconsin or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Springfield, IL to Chicago.

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FAQs

How do I reach Chicago from Springfield, IL?

There are 3 ways to travel to Chicago from Springfield, IL including taking a bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way from Springfield, IL to Chicago?

The cheapest way to go to Chicago from Springfield, IL is by taking a train, which costs on average $27 (€22).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Chicago:

Taking a train is usually $20 (€17) less than taking a bus to Chicago, which costs on average $47 (€39) for the same trip.

Taking a train is usually $230 (€192) less than taking a flight to Chicago, which costs on average $257 (€215) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way to get from Springfield, IL to Chicago?

The fastest way to get to Chicago from Springfield, IL is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 16 min.

Other travel options to Chicago can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 5 h.

In comparison, getting to Chicago by train can take on average 3 h 35 min.

How many miles from Springfield, IL to Chicago would I travel?

The distance from Springfield, IL to Chicago is approximately 175 miles (282 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Springfield, IL to Chicago?

The average frequency per day from Springfield, IL to Chicago is:

  • 5 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Springfield, IL and Chicago as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Springfield, IL and in Chicago?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Springfield, IL to Chicago:

    Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Springfield, IL to Chicago?

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Springfield, IL to Chicago:

    • You can go to Chicago from Springfield, IL by bus with Greyhound. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $47 (€39) with Greyhound from Springfield, IL to Chicago on Omio.
    • You can travel between Springfield, IL and Chicago by flight with air wisconsin. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $257 (€215) with air wisconsin from Springfield, IL to Chicago.
    • You can take a train from Springfield, IL to Chicago with Amtrak. Cheap tickets can be found for $27 (€22) with Amtrak from Springfield, IL to Chicago.

    What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Springfield, IL to Chicago?

    Looking to extend your trip from Springfield, IL to Chicago? Many Omio customers who go from Springfield, IL to Chicago usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like New York City, London or Paris. If you're looking to explore New York City, London or Paris from Chicago, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

    How far in advance should I purchase tickets to Chicago from Springfield, IL online to get the best deals?

    When planning your trip from Springfield, IL to Chicago, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

    • Bus tickets are costing $47 (€39) one way on average.
    • Plane tickets cost $257 (€215) one way on average.
    • Train tickets cost on average $27 (€22) one way.

    However, we recommend buying tickets from Springfield, IL to Chicago online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.